double bill


Definition of double bill

: a bill (as at a theater) offering two features

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Among cinema’s understated grandees, Luddy will be at a Backlot double bill of the two shorts, shot in California. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, "Banderas, Zellweger, Scorsese, even Bill Gates — the 2019 Telluride Film Fest line-up is oh-so star-studded," 29 Aug. 2019 The double bill, which had its official opening Thursday at the Hudson Theatre, is on the whole an innocuous excursion into the personal traumas and pinnacle family events that compel a man-child to become a man. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "Jake Gyllenhaal is a stage animal for sure. But he needs more feral turf in ‘Sea Wall/A Life.’," 8 Aug. 2019 SUNDAY Joey Bada$$ & Flatbush Zombies Rap double bill. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Concerts in Houston: Carly Rae Jepsen, MC Hammer, Mary J. Blige and Nas," 1 Aug. 2019 A week after that, there’s Lionel Ritchie July 20 and a double bill of Elvis Costello and Blondie on July 21. Christopher Arnott,, "The Nine Muses Of Summer In Connecticut: A Divine Arts Preview," 24 June 2019 This month's other concert highlights range from Beck to Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats and a double bill featuring Third Eye Blind and local stars Jimmy Eat World. Ed Masley, azcentral, "July concerts in Phoenix: Shawn Mendes, Queen & Adam Lambert, DaBaby, Third Eye Blind," 2 July 2019 Elsewhere, digital restorations of two groundbreaking films by Soviet director Mikhail Kalatozov, 1957's The Cranes Are Flying and 1964's I Am Cuba, will screen July 19 as a special double bill. Jordan Cronk, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Picks: A July To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.," 1 July 2019 The double bill also features saxophonist Ben Flocks’ Mask of the Muse quartet. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, "Big names buoy the Stanford Jazz Festival’s 37th season," 21 June 2019 The inaugural series of concerts and events at the Oxbow Commons will open with a double bill featuring the Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on Aug. 25., "New Napa concert venue; Ripple deal lifts MoneyGram; Adobe earnings," 18 June 2019

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of double bill

: two movies, plays, concerts, etc., that are seen one after the other

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